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Nelson Mandela Square
Upper Level
5th Street, Sandown


Parking is available in Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square


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What is Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition?

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition, is a world class exhibition on Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Richmark Holdings in Johannesburg. A century on from his birth, this exhibition poetically and emotively explores the personal and public life of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential men in modern history.

A rich selection of rare personal artefacts, film footage and documents, combined with newly created audio-visual pieces form the heart of the exhibition and offer an insight into the world that shaped Mandela’s life and journey.

This official Mandela exhibition will commemorate, illuminate and most importantly share Nelson Mandela’s living legacy with the world.

Live his journey.

When does this exhibition open?

Yes the exhibition will be open to the public from 21st  February 2020 until the 20th July 2020.

Where is the exhibition located?

The exhibition will be held at Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Square
Upper Level
5th Street

Is this a temporary exhibit?

Yes, Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition is a temporary exhibition exclusive to Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg

Is this exhibition for all ages?

Yes, Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition welcomes visitors of all ages.

How big is this exhibition?

The exhibition is 850square meters

How long does it take to go around the experience?

It takes approximately 1.5-2 Hours to complete the entire exhibition

Can I bring my camera to this exhibition?

Photography and videography is welcome in the museum for non-commercial purposes, except where signs specifically prohibited.

Where is this exhibition located?

The exhibition will be held at Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Square
Upper Level
5th Street

Is there parking at this exhibition?

Parking is available at Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square

What form of public transportation are available?

You can plan your trip using Uber or the Gautrain

Are we able to take food and drink into the venue?

No, to protect the original artefacts, immersive multi-media environments and scenic re-creations, you are not able to bring food or drinks in with you except bottled water.

Is there wheelchair access to the venue?

All areas of the exhibition at Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg are accessible with ramp entry and exit.

How will I receive my ticket?

You will select one of the following delivery methods when purchasing your ticket:

Are tickets refundable?

For refunds contact

What forms of payments are accepted?

Debit and Credit Cards, Mastercard, Visa and EFT

Do I have to book in advance?

Due to the popularity of the exhibition we strongly recommend that you book in advance to avoid missing out!

What do I need to bring to the venue on the day to gain access?

Form of identification and reserved tickets

Do I have to specify the name of my guest when I book tickets?

Yes you have to specify the names of all guests attending. Name, Surname and Email

I am now unable to go, can I give my ticket to a friend/relative?

Yes, you may but you have to re-assign your tickets on the dashboard

Are there discounts for children, students, seniors, etc.?

Ticket prices are as follows:

Children under 12 years: R50
Children: R80 (12-18years)
Students / Pensioners: R100
Adults: R175

What is the Group Rate?

School / Corporate Tours can be arranged. Contact:

How many people are needed to qualify for group rates?

20 or more people qualify for group rates

How will I receive my group tickets?

Group tickets can be collected at the registration desk of the Nelson Mandela Exhibition

What do I do if my group is unable to attend at my scheduled time?

Unfortunately group booking are non refundable for exchange

Can I host a private function with exclusive access to the exhibition for my company?

School / Corporate Tours can be arranged via:

I’m not ready to book an event but I would like more information?

Please contact Hero Ticket for assistance

How do I book an event?

You can book your event through

What if I need to cancel my event?

Unfortunately events are non-refundable


Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.

Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, which he did at great personal sacrifice. It was not just his mantra, it was his way of life.

Nelson Mandela